FDA approves new obesity drug
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for obesity in adults, the agency said Wednesday.
The FDA announced the approval of Arena Pharmaceuticals’ Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride), designed for use alongside reduced-calorie diets and exercise, for chronic weight management. Eisai will distribute the drug.
"Obesity threatens the overall well-being of patients and is a major public health concern," FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research director Janet Woodcock said. "The approval of this drug, used responsibly in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle, provides a treatment option for Americans who are obese or are overweight and have at least one weight-related comorbid condition."
The drug works by activating the brain’s serotinin 2C receptor, which is believed to help people eat less and feel full after eating smaller amounts of food.
Calgon sponsors Life & Style’s summer style bash
NEW YORK — Personal care brand Calgon was a sponsor of Life & Style’s recent star-studded summer style bash.
Life & Style hosted “A Summer Of Style” on June 20 to celebrate the magazine’s 2012 Style Awards and the first day of summer. Khloe Kardashian, Katrina Bowden, Selita Ebanks, Vanessa Trump, Carrie Keagan and more were in attendance at the PH-D rooftop lounge at the Dream Downtown hotel.
As an event sponsor, Calgon had an on-site vanity mirror showcasing its Sensual Collection and the launch of the new Enchanted Embrace fragrance. Calgon-inspired cupcakes were also available to the guests.
Neutrogena develops new ultra gentle daily cleanser
NEW YORK — Skin care brand Neutrogena in July will begin offering at retail its new ultra gentle daily cleanser.
After years of perfecting the hydrophobically modified polymer technology launched in this cleanser, Johnson & Johnson scientists are now re-shifting the everyday cleansing approach with the launch, the company stated.
The new Neutrogena ultra gentle daily cleanser is designed to thoroughly remove excess oil, dirt and makeup. It promises to leaves skin feeling comfortable, never too dry or too tight, and rinses clean, never leaving behind residue.